- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A Sioux Falls foster mother is facing charges including murder in the January death of a 2-year-old child in her care.

Thirty-two-year-old Mary Beth Jennewein was arrested Monday and was being held on $1 million bond. She was scheduled to make a court appearance Tuesday afternoon.

The boy died Jan. 6. Police spokesman Sam Clemens says an autopsy indicated traumatic brain injury was the cause of death.

The boy originally had been taken to the hospital Jan. 4 for a breathing problem, but a radiologist detected a skull fracture. The boy died after being taken off life support.

Clemens says the child had been placed in Jennewein’s care in September.



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